Natural beauty, dramatic landscapes, world-class cuisine, multi-cultural cities like Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, and some of the most beautiful golf courses in the world. This sets South Africa apart for families and golfing enthusiasts who want to combine a golf vacation with anything from a safari to a shopping spree.

To view descriptions of all 18 hole golf courses in South Africa, navigate to the golf courses in the region or province you are planning to visit, by selecting a golfing destination from the lists below. If you are looking for accommodation on or near to one of the courses, please see Golf Lodges and Golf Estates.

Golf Courses in South Africa

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South Africa's world-class golf courses each have its own unique setting and beauty. Some have zebra and swans ambling across their fairways, while others showcase awesome views of the ocean. Combining a stay in Cape Town with a golfing holiday is on many a seasoned golfers bucket list. Why not add it to yours?

There are intimate nine-hole courses that are great for a quick round, there are challenging 18-hole courses that will test even dedicated golfers, and there is everything in-between. Many of these have been designed by the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Peter Matkovich, and Gary Player to ensure that they are of a superior quality and class.

The Durban Country Club in the KwaZulu Natal metropolis of Durban has consistently been ranked one of South Africa’s and the world’s finest golf courses. This is an 18-hole semi-links course that uses the natural contours of the sand dunes and the gorgeous backdrops of the green vegetation to create a challenging and fun game.

Fancourt in George ranked as the top golf course in the country again in 2018, thanks to its unique feel, excellent design (courtesy of Gary Player), and magnificent setting along the Garden Route. The Humewood Golf Course in Port Elizabeth is a true-links course with plenty of challenging holes as well as those more suitable to novices. The Leopard Creek Country Club borders the Kruger National Park and boasts spectacular countryside and plenty of nearby game lodge accommodation and safari opportunities. The Glendower Golf Club is in Johannesburg and has hosted the South Africa Cup several times, thanks to its excellent conditions and beautiful setting.

South Africa is a beautiful golfing destination because it has a great climate for most of the year and is affordable. It also has the full spectrum of attractions that include culture, history, adventure, natural beauty, and friendly folk.

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Many of the golf estates offer overnight accommodation. These South African Golf Lodges combine accommodation (ranging from comfortable to luxury and from self-catering to fully-catered) with beautiful locations and the multitude of activities South Africa has to offer.

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Golf Lodges

Find accommodation on or near (within 100 metres) one of South Africa's prestigious golf courses and enjoy your favourite past time while on holiday in our beautiful country. Accommodation ranges from comfortable to luxury and from self-catering to B&B or fully-catered.

Adventure and Leisure Pursuits

When visiting South Africa, whether you are young or old, there's an adventure option within your fitness range that will add a lot of fun to your stay in South Africa. There are plenty of activities to choose from and the choice is growing all the time.

View all golf courses by province, indicated with red markers on the map below.
Blue markers show some of the most popular golf courses in the country.

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